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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Columbus, Ohio is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Columbus, Ohio is more expensive.

Overall, Columbus, Ohio cost of living is 82.10.

  COST OF LIVINGColumbus, OhioUnited States
  Overall  82100
  Grocery  95.2100
  Health  97100
  Housing  56100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  96100
  Miscellaneous  91100
Don't move here unless...........
Columbus has a lot to offer, but has two main issues against it. The weather changes and pollution leads to a very crappy air quality. It feels like the dumpster of... (read more)
BET ranks Columbus the #1 city for African America
I am done replying to your posts after this. BET did a study of cities and found that Columbus was the best city for well-educated African Americans. They said in... (read more)
Lack of good mass transit in the Columbus, Ohio ar
The public transportation system in the Columbus, Ohio area, does not compare with the mass transit systems in other cities. For years, it used antiquated... (read more)
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Just the Right Size
Columbus may not be the biggest city but it certainly isn't the smallest. For comparison, I have spent time in both Chicago and Dayton, cities on either side of the... (read more)
re: Seriously, I hate this city - 5/9/2012
@MELODY---YOU MIGHT LIKE CBUS if you're into boring towns. Cbus is very boring. Lots of people move here from small towns and you can tell. Please, don't let anyone tell... (read more)
Depends on what you're looking for, but it's not a
Columbus is a great size, it's affordable, it has a lot of opportunities, some arts & culture, a lot of college related sports, and a few other professional athletic... (read more)
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